D. J. and the Jazz Fest

D. J. and the Jazz Fest

by Denise McConduit, Emile Henriquez, Emile F. Henriquez
     
 

Where in the world can children hear jazz, gospel, and blues and eat shrimp po' boys and strawberry snowballs? Jazz Fest in New Orleans!  See more details below

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Where in the world can children hear jazz, gospel, and blues and eat shrimp po' boys and strawberry snowballs? Jazz Fest in New Orleans!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jessica Deutsch
When we are first introduced to DJ, a little boy from New Orleans, he is reluctant to attend the Jazz Fest with his mom. He doesn't know much about jazz, and it seems like just another one of those things that your parents make you do. But with his sunglasses and favorite baseball cap on and looking "cool," we go with him and are in for a truly invigorating experience. The story teaches the history and significance of the music almost effortlessly through the conversations between the boy and his mom as they stroll through the tents. DJ's growing pleasure with the sights, sounds, crafts, and foods is contagious, like the music he tells us is so strong he can "feel it passing through his body." The fun and excitement of the day are brightened further by the warmth of the relationship between a boy and his mom, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction...and with a taste of New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565542396
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
The D.J. Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,382,279
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Denise Walter McConduit comes from a family of thirteen children and is a New Orleans native and mother of four. Her work has appeared in Essence, Black New Orleans, and the New Orleans Tribune. Currently, she serves on the advisory board of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Also the author of Pelican's D.J. and the Debutante Ball, D.J. and the Zulu Parade, and D.J. and the Jazz Fest, she based her previous character on her son. McConduit lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Illustrator Emile Henriquez is widely known as a commercial artist, graphic designer, and calligrapher. He has illustrated multiple Pelican titles, including D.J. and the Zulu Parade, D.J. and the Jazz Fest, D.J. and the Debutante Ball, The Battle of New Orleans: The Drummer’s Story, The Oklahoma Land Run, and Toby Belfer Learns about Heroes and Martyrs. Henriquez lives in Slidell, Louisiana.

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